Sleepless Night (2012)
Average Rating: 7.6/10
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Vincent is a well-respected cop, as well as a devoted husband and father. But below the surface of his idyllic life, Vincent is involved with a very dangerous group of gangsters and drug dealers. When Vincent and his partner are caught stealing a massive quantity of cocaine from a powerful drug lord, the darker side of Vincent's life threatens to destroy his family and career. In a race against the clock, Vincent must return the drugs in order to save his son's life. This proves to be easier
May 11, 2012 Limited
Oct 23, 2012
Tribeca Films - Official Site
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The plot is clever yet breathtakingly simple, the action is relentless but logical, and the lead role is tailor-made for Hollywood's A-list action stars.
The story is loaded with implausibilities, but it moves so quickly you won't have long to dwell on them, and there are a number of neatly executed reversals.
It's fast, lean, satisfying, and forgettable; nothing special, really, until you realize that the movies have largely lost the knack for brisk mayhem like this.
The sort of stripped-down, Francophone picture that's been spoiling American action fans over the last few years. There are no Cuisinarted fight scenes, no pauses for awkward romantic subplots.
Charging from one beating to another, wrenching diminishing returns from drunken camera angles and cat-and-mouse games, Mr. Jardin makes Vincent's predicament as hollow as a sustained scream.
This tense French thriller never goes anywhere new, but nonetheless keeps up an admirable adrenaline kick till the end.
A not-entirely flawless genre title that nonetheless succeeds thanks to its story and actors...
The great F. Scott Fitzgerald once said 'action is character' and by this notion, Vincent is a goddamn great character.
The old comedian's adage 'If they buy the set-up, they buy the gag' is particularly pertinent to the grandly implausible premise of Sleepless Night, Frederic Jardin's frantic action-thriller.
The majority of this accomplished action flick takes place in one location on one crazy night and the result is a more intense, visceral experience than a vast majority of the Hollywood blockbusters you could see this Summer movie season.
Kind of like Oliver Stone's Savages or French director Fred Cavayé's Point Blank, but without the nonsense.
Sleepless Night is lean to the edge of emaciated with logic wobbles best not lingered on, but Jardin's control of tempo and tone is crackerjack.
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